Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Nominations are open for the 2015 Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service!

Posted on 06/30/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Volunteering They’re in the community every day – volunteering, making a difference, lending their time and talent to help those in need.  They work in food banks and animal shelters, in schools and in hospitals – improving our communities and enhancing quality of life for others .  They are often unsung heroes, working and giving without recognition or thanks –  just because it’s the right thing to do.  If you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older, show your appreciation …

Paint, sip and get to know AARP at painting parties in southern and northern Nevada

Posted on 06/12/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events You’re invited to unleash your inner artist and get to know AARP Nevada at painting parties this summer in the Las Vegas Valley (July 15 at Wine & Canvas, Henderson) and Reno (July 21 at Picasso & Wine). Socialize and create your own masterpiece under the guidance of a local artist – no previous experience (or artistic talent) is required!  AARP members and guests receive special discounted admission of $15, which includes all painting supplies and a light meal.  Beverages …

Special offer: Johnny Mathis in concert at The Smith Center

Posted on 06/2/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events     Members and friends can take advantage of a special offer to see vocalist Johnny Mathis in concert on Friday, July 31 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. Save 10 percent on tickets purchased online – enter the promotional code BOOMER at this link.  Tickets may also be purchased through the Smith Center box office in-person (361 Symphony Park Avenue) or by phone (702-749-2000) during regular business hours. Mention promo code BOOMER to access …

Family caregivers and their loved ones win as the CARE Act becomes law

Posted on 05/6/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving More than 500,000 Nevada family caregivers and their loved ones will get some much needed help, as the bill known as the CARE Act (SB177) was passed and signed into law during the 78th (2015) session of the Nevada Legislature. The new law strengthens communication between hospitals and family caregivers, ensuring a designated caregiver is notified when a loved one is discharged or transferred, and receives instruction on any after-care required at home – such as managing prescriptions or dressing wounds. …

Should your loved one still drive? Lunch and learn for family caregivers, July 15

Posted on 05/3/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Caregiving | Driver Safety | Health & Wellbeing One of the questions many caregivers ask is, “How do I know if my loved one can still drive?” Determining someone’s fitness to drive is a complex process and should be done based on the driver’s health and driving skills.  Learn how to help a loved one navigate the decision of when to limit or stop driving at a free “lunch and learn” session Wednesday, July 15 at 12:00 PM at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, …

Help family caregivers on your team with a free workshop

Posted on 05/2/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Local Resources More than 500,000 Nevadans are family caregivers.  So if you’re a business owner or manager, chances are you have some on your team. They care for an older parent, spouse or other loved one – helping them with transportation, errands and medical tasks to help them live independently at home. This can mean extra stress, time away from work, and impacts to their own health. AARP Nevada offers a free 20 to 30 minute workshop that can help the family …